1992 Australian Touring Car season

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1992 Australian Touring Car season
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The 1992 Australian Touring Car season was the 33rd year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 12 touring car race meetings held during 1992; a nine round series, the 1992 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); a support programme event at the 1992 Australian Grand Prix and two stand alone long distance races, nicknamed 'enduros'.

1992 was the last year of the FIA's Group A touring cars in Australia. Group A, which had been Australia's touring car category since 1985, was to be replaced by the 5.0 Litre V8 Group 3A Touring Cars (the fore-runner of V8 Supercars) from 1993. This would see the end of turbocharged cars in Australian touring car racing, with cars such as the Nissan GT-R and Ford Sierra RS500 banned from racing at the end of 1992.

The 1993 spec cars made their first appearance in the Drink/Drive Sandown 500, with three Holden VP Commodore's and one Ford EB Falcon being raced. The Falcon, which had not raced at all in Group A, had not been seen in touring car racing since the final year of the locally developed Group C category in 1984.

Season review[edit]

Results and Standings[edit]

Race Calendar[edit]

The 1992 Australian touring car season consisted of 12 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
23 Feb ATCC Round 1 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
8 Mar ATCC Round 2 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria John Bowe Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500
15 Mar ATCC Round 3 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Glenn Seton Glenn Seton Racing Ford Sierra RS500
5 Apr ATCC Round 4 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria Mark Skaife Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
3 May ATCC Round 5 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Tony Longhurst Benson & Hedges Racing BMW M3 Evolution
24 May ATCC Round 6 Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales John Bowe Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500
31 May ATCC Round 7 Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia Mark Skaife Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
7 Jun ATCC Round 8 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia John Bowe Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500
21 Jun ATCC Round 9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Mark Skaife Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R
13 Sep Drink/Drive Sandown 500 Sandown International Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Larry Perkins
Steve Harrington
Perkins Engineering Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV report
4 Oct Tooheys 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Mark Skaife
Jim Richards
Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R report
8 Nov Clarke Shoes Group A Finale Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Jim Richards Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Australian Touring Car Championship[edit]

Sandown 500[edit]

Tooheys 1000[edit]

Main article: 1992 Tooheys 1000

Clarke Shoes Group A Finale[edit]

This meeting was a support event of the 1992 Australian Grand Prix.

Driver No. Team Car Race 1 Race 2
New Zealand Jim Richards 1 Gibson Motorsport Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 1 1
Australia John Bowe 18 Dick Johnson Racing Ford Sierra RS500 2 2
Australia Larry Perkins 11 Perkins Engineering Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 4 3
Australia Tomas Mezera 15 Holden Racing Team Holden VP Commodore 5 4
Australia Brad Jones 16 Holden Racing Team Holden VP Commodore 9 5
Australia Tony Longhurst 25 Benson & Hedges Racing BMW M3 Evolution 3 6
Australia Rohan Onslow 4 Bob Forbes Racing Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 7 7
Australia Colin Bond 8 Caltex CXT Racing Ford Sierra RS500 DNF 8
Australia Dick Johnson 17 Dick Johnson Racing Ford EB Falcon 11 9
Australia Paul Morris 23 Benson & Hedges Racing BMW 325i 8 10
Australia Peter Brock 05 Advantage Racing Holden VP Commodore 6 DNF
Australia Graham Moore 42 Bob Forbes Racing Holden VN Commodore SS Group A DNF
Australia Stuart McColl 44 Stuart McColl Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 10
Australia Alan Jones 35 Glenn Seton Racing Ford Sierra RS500 DNF
Australia Glenn Seton 30 Glenn Seton Racing Ford EB Falcon DNF DNS

References[edit]

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